October 3rd - 9am - Window Paint-In - New Albany Floyd County students paint the windows of downtown New Albany businesses.
October 4th - 10:30am - Spring Street Run - New Albany Track Club participants will run a downtown course.
October 4th - 11:30am - Opening Ceremonies - Musical entertainment 64 West will begin at 10:30 am. Ceremonies held at 7th and Spring Street.
October 4th - 12:00 - Harvest Homecoming Parade - Parade begins at New Albany High School and end at Bank & Elm Streets.
October 11th - Harvest Homecoming Concert - Musical performers at the Riverfront
October 9th - 12th - Craft & Food Booths on streets of Downtown New Albany
First Families History & Heritage Celebration - Oct 2nd
Join the Southern Indiana Genealogical Society and the NAFC Public Library for A History and Heritage Celebration, the premiere event of First Families of Floyd, Clark, and Harrison Counties.
The public is invited to visit on October 2nd between 6 and 7 PM to enjoy frontier period entertainment and light refreshments; meet re-enactors of tri-county citizens, genealogists and historians; and view county history displays. Attendees are welcome to dress in pioneer costume.
At 7 PM, First Families certificates will be awarded to those who have proved direct descent from an ancestor living in Floyd, Clark or Harrison County prior to 1841. Living historian Mandy Dick will present as her first family ancestor, Elizabeth Pennington, and tell her amazing story of kidnap by Indians, return to her Harrison County family, marriage to one of Indiana’s founders, and her influence on the writing of Indiana’s state constitution.
The celebration is co-sponsored by the Southern Indiana Genealogical Society and the Library’s Stuart B. Wrege Indiana History Room.
Opal Gypsy 2nd Anniversary Sale - October 4th
Congratulations to the Opal Gypsy on their 2nd Anniversary in Historic Downtown New Albany. The Opal Gypsy carries an eclectic selection of handmade items by local and regional artists including jewelry, clothing and home accessories. The special celebration will include appetizers, specials and discount offers. Stop by and congratulate Shanda!
The Opal Gypsy on the corner of Market Street and Bank Street across from the Farmer's Market.
Rolling on the River: 100 Years with the Belle - Oct. 7th
On Tuesday October 7, 2014 from 6:00-7:00 pm at the Carnegie Center for Art and History in New Albany, Indiana, Kadie Engstrom, Education Coordinator for the Belle of Louisville, will present the program “Rolling on the River: 100 Years with the Belle”, as part of the Belle of Louisville’s 100th birthday celebration in October. Her presentation will include the overall history of the Belle of Louisville as she celebrates her 100th birthday, and general information about the Ohio River and the steamboat industry. Kadie’s passion for the Belle of Louisville is exceeded only by her ability to think creatively during the question and answer period following the presentation. The Carnegie Center will have items from our own collection relating to New Albany’s steamboat history on display for attendees to view, including a table from the steamboat the Baltic and a portrait of the Baltic’s Captain Charles H. Meekin.
This special program is free, but reservations are appreciated (please call 812-944-7336 or email Delesha Thomas at email@example.com.
Kadie Engstrom has worked with the historic steamboat Belle of Louisville in several capacities since 1972, and has been Education Coordinator since 1992. She has written books, articles, brochures, and other resources concerning community history, steamboats, Ohio River history, the Belle’s history, and the history of Life-Saving Station #10. In addition, Kadie has developed and facilitated educational experiences for children and adults, community presentations and exhibits, classroom and on-board programs for students, workshops for teachers, and informational on-board narrations on both the Belle of Louisville and her sister boat, the Spirit of Jefferson.
Pictured Above: This marble top table is associated with the Baltic, an 1857 steamer built at the Dowerman Shipyards in New Albany for trade purposes and put into service during the Civil War. The table was built for Captain Charles H. Meekin, owner and captain of the Baltic. It was used on the steamboat and remained in the Meekin family until it was donated to the Carnegie Center for Art and History. The molding and marble top is an example of the elegant furniture made in New Albany for the steamboat trade.
Downtown New Albany in the News - Wave 3
Downtown New Albany and Stacey Freibert of Seeds and Greens was recently featured on a Wave 3 News segment. Click on the graphic on to watch the video on the Wave 3 website.
The Grand Opening of Seeds and Greens is scheduled for Saturday October 19th.
Special Message of Thanks from Develop New Albany
Develop New Albany would like to thank all of our 2014 New Albany Historic Home Tour participants and hosts. This years tour was a great success and almost $4,000.00 was raised and will be invested back in to Historic Restoration efforts within New Albany's many Historic Neighborhoods.
Winners were selected for the 2014 Home Tour drawing among participants and the winners are as follows. Beverly Allen, Connie Dunn, Doug Green, David Ayers, Kristen Brown, Patricia Brunni and Bill Robinson. To claim your prize contact David Barksdale at firstname.lastname@example.org
Message of health from the Downtown Farmers Market
The cranberry is one of only a handful of fruits native to North America. Contrary to popular belief, cranberries do not grow in water. They are grown on sandy bogs or marshes.
Because cranberries float, some bogs are flooded when the fruit is ready for harvesting. Cranberries are a good source of cancer fighting antioxidants like resveratrol and Vitamins C and K, as well as fiber and manganese. Cranberries are ingredients in more than 1,000 food and beverage products. They can be used as an ingredient in sauces, salads, beverages, snack bars, breads and desserts. Click here for cranberry recipes and more information on the 5 A Day Campaign
Brought to you by the New Albany Farmers Market and the Floyd Memorial Nutrition Coalition.